Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss

Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc. has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times, Avon, and over 300 other leading organizations. This body of work has earned him the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation from the Institute of Management Consultants. He serves on the national board of directors of that organization. He has recently been elected to the board of the prestigious Trinity Repertory Company, a Tony-Award-winning New England regional theater.

His speaking typically includes 50 keynotes a year at major conferences, and he has been a visiting faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, Boston College, Tufts, St. John’s, the University of Illinois, the Institute of Management Studies, and the University of Georgia Graduate School of Business. He currently holds an appointment as adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rhode Island where he teaches courses on advanced management and consulting skills. These activities have earned him the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association. He is one of fewer than 15 people in the world holding both the CMC and CSP designations. His Ph.D. is in psychology and he is a member of the American Psychological Society, the American Counseling Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

His prolific publishing includes 400 articles and 21 books, including his best-seller, Million Dollar Consulting (from McGraw-Hill). His newest books are Organizational Development (John Wiley & Sons) and The Ultimate Consultant Series (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer). His books have been on the curricula at Villanova, Temple University, and the Wharton School of Business, and have been translated into German, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

He is interviewed and quoted frequently in the media, and is an active member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. He writes an op ed column for the Providence Business News. His career has taken him to 51 countries and 49 states. (He is afraid to go to North Dakota.) Success Magazine has cited him in an editorial devoted to his work as “a worldwide expert in executive education.” The New York Post calls him “one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America.” He once appeared on the popular TV game show Jeopardy, where he lost badly in the first round to a dancing waiter from Iowa.

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